APG News // November 5, 2015

APG civilian gives back to Veterans

By YVONNE JOHNSON - APG News

While most people go on vacation to relax and de-stress, an Aberdeen Proving Ground civilian recently returned from a trip to Kentucky more worn out than when he left and with cuts and scrapes but a warm heart to show for it. Matt Aughey, a graphic designer in the Garrison Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing division, participated in a multi-state project to clear donated land for a planned retreat for service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder.

The event was organized by Chive Maryland, of which Aughey is a member, and Active Heroes. Chive Charities champions the needs of service members, emergency responders and those with unusual diseases, and Active Heroes aids Veterans, active-duty military and their families with a focus on suicide prevention....

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